Author Carl Hiaasen Gets Real with a List of His Favorite Reality Shows - The Dinner Party Download by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013-06-21T17:51:09Z Bestselling author (and Miami Herald columnist) Carl Hiaasen made his mark writing thrillers, but in the past decade he's written a number of beloved children's books, including the Newberry award-winning Hoot in 2006. Out this month is his newest novel, Bad Monkey, but his recent book Chomp, is a coming of age story that doubles as a send-up of reality TV... so we had him bring us a list of his favorite -- which is to say, somewhat ridiculous -- reality shows The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."